In a nutshell, and in my own paraphrasing.- “Oops, now that we’ve gone and developed all this technology, it turns out people might use if for nefarious purposes, government, step in and stop us”
From the actual article:
“Smith pointed to several areas where the government could potentially create standards so that companies themselves wouldn’t have to be self-regulate. For instance, he asked if people have the right to know about the photos that the government possesses that are associated with them. This type of work could require coordination with other countries, he noted.”
It is going to take not just one government, but cooperation among most governments to put this cat back in the bag.
Good luck with that. Privacy may be dead after all.